Problems booting HP Proliant DL-320 G4 & 6.1-RELEASE

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at
Tue Aug 29 09:29:28 UTC 2006

you only needed the 2 files in the /src/sys/dev/bge directory but that will work too.

You should do a complete cvsup and make world, otherwise some kernel
utilities (like systat, etc.) may work funny.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: BHarris at 
  To: Ted Mittelstaedt 
  Cc: freebsd-questions at 
  Sent: Monday, August 28, 2006 2:05 PM
  Subject: Re: Problems booting HP Proliant DL-320 G4 & 6.1-RELEASE

  FYI,  setup stable-sup and let it update the kernal on another 6.1 
  box, then tar'ed the who sys source directory onto a flash drive 
  and onto my DL320.   Rebuilt kernel, network up and running. 

  Did find out in the process that the DL320 will try and boot off 
  a flash drive..   didn't expect that..   Anyway, thanks much for the 
  pointers, and I'm off to the races now. 


        "Ted Mittelstaedt" <tedm at> 
        08/26/06 04:21 AM 
       To <freebsd-questions at>, <BHarris at>  
              Subject Re: Problems booting HP Proliant DL-320 G4 & 6.1-RELEASE 



  I have one of these running mail right now.  Here's what I found:

  1) The onboard ethernet chip driver in 6.1-release is buggy and
  will panic the system.  Install and don't enable ethernet.  Download
  the current bge driver from CVS, copy to a floppy, copy from
  floppy to server, recompile kernel.

  2) Turn off the onboard SATA raid in BIOS, it uses adaptec
  microcode that isn't supported.  If you want mirrored raid, there's a
  procedure that you can do to get it.

  3) for some weird reason the system will hang during boot for up
  to TWO MINUTES.  After it gets done doing whatever it's doing,
  it will continue booting.

  Install normally, don't do anything special.  BIOS settings should
  be normal.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: <BHarris at>
  To: <freebsd-questions at>
  Sent: Friday, August 25, 2006 6:14 PM
  Subject: Problems booting HP Proliant DL-320 G4 & 6.1-RELEASE

  > Having problems booting my new 320 G4 after successfully
  > installing from CD.   The CD install went fine, the first boot was
  > normal, but the second and all subsequent boots hang right
  > after the  WARNING setting entropy source to blocking mode.
  > Keyboard is dead and the machine appears locked up.  Right
  > now it's on the screen wanting to enter the seed for SSHD, but
  > it hangs on even when you don't enable SSHD during install.
  > any suggestions?
  > I've tried to disable ILo by turning off the Legacy USB support.
  > FYI,  VGA console and regular PS2 keyboard hooked up.
  > Any help would be most appreciated.  Just bought 4 of these
  > guys for a project.
  > Bill
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